Patrick Allan
patrickallan
Staff Writer, Lifehacker.com
7/6/18
3:44 PM
4

I will miss you. I hope all your wishes come true!

7/6/18
3:11 PM
5

Going to miss your writing around here. Among other things, I really looked forward to the Mid-Week Meditations.

7/3/18
1:22 PM
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came here for this. haven’t seen it yet. so...

6/27/18
2:29 PM
4

I generally do a lucky-egg-mass-evolve session every Sunday (my day 7) and I always start with a quick first-spin and first-catch of the day, that’s 10,000 xp right off the bat. I’m near lots of pokestops, so I generally have so many pineaps that I can use them on the 12-candy pokemons (pidgey, weedle, wurmple), which

6/27/18
2:26 PM
2

So while I prefer to spend my coins on incubators, in reality, those hatched pokemon are throw away when it comes to raids. If you need a real strong pokemon for a raid, the reality is you have caught a bunch of them to get the eggs to evolve it and then to power it up, a hatched egg barely puts a dent in that number,

6/26/18
6:50 PM
7

Yes, to all of that advice! I especially like the point about calling yourself a writer—it really is a comfort. I can relate to the fear and excuses in that question. But there are a lot of current and former lawyers who are writers and I’d offer a few other tips on that specific angle:

6/26/18
6:13 PM
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This is great advice! My wife is currently going through this as an artist, and has carved out 6-7am to work on her painting, every day.  It sucks to get up early all the time, and it means she’s either going to bed early or sleep deprived, but it’s working and she loves it.

6/26/18
5:27 PM
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  • Remind yourself that what you write doesn’t need to be good; it just needs to exist. Don’t let fear or perfectionism hold you back. Writing is 90% revision anyway. Get some freaking words down.
6/26/18
5:13 PM
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Yep.  People manage to “win” NaNoWriMo every year with full time jobs and family commitments.  You can find half an hour to write every morning before work.

6/25/18
3:31 PM
28

This is a great list that hits on all my hiking pet peeves! One thing I’d add is “stay on the trail, even if it’s muddy.” Walking around the mud widens the trail and causes erosion.

6/22/18
6:44 PM
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Be aware if you’re taking the Heathrow Express that the $20 quoted above is generally only available if you buy your ticket online well in advance (more than 30 days). If you purchase the day of at the station/airport, your fare will be at least £22-25 ($33) one-way, or £37 ($50) if you want a return trip. You will not

6/22/18
4:27 PM
5

You can always try to grab a Lyft or Uber, but check local regulations before you go. Some places don’t allow rideshare apps to pick up at the airport. In Hawaii (at least at Maui and Honolulu airports) you can be dropped off but not picked up at the airport by Lyft and Uber.

6/22/18
4:15 PM
7

Also keep in mind that some major cities even have parking at public transit facilities that are far cheaper than airport parking. I take a train to the airport and can get free parking at some times and only pay about $1.50/day in parking during the busiest times. Compare that to almost $20/day if I were to get

6/21/18
3:42 PM
2

I wish Sony and other camera makers could make a better tethering feautres on their Apps to make transfering photo(RAW)/video seamless

6/13/18
5:29 PM
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This idea prevented me from seizing opportunities to move up in my career (in a good way). I never want to cap myself but the trade off in work/life balance was in no way worth the increase in salary. I worked on the same team with my wife (which was awesome), was locked in at a solid 40 hours, and made enough to live